News: America’s Cardroom celebrates 21st anniversary; Austria’s Christopher Frank clinches GGOC title; Hundreds of PSPC Platinum Passes awarded; Andrew Neeme signed as newest WPT ambassador

In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms.

America’s Cardroom celebrates 21st anniversary

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Photo Credit – Americas Cardroom

A huge online poker celebration is in store for Americas Cardroom’s 21st birthday with a full-fledged party through the month of October. Starting with a preparty this June, the US-friendly site’s team of pros is heading down to the Entertainment Capital of the World for season 2 of its Punters’ Pad series as featured in ACR’s official Youtube channel. Following shortly after is the launch of its biggest-ever Mini Online Super Series (MOSS) scheduled to run this coming June 19 through July 10 covering over $5 million in guaranteed prize pools. 

Kick-off Event
Date: Sunday, June 19th
Buy-in: $55
Prize pool: $200,000 GTD

Main Event 1 (PKO)
Date/s: Daily Flights from June 19th-26th, Day 2 on Sunday, June 26th
Buy-in: $55
Prize pool: $300,000 GTD

Main Event 2
Date/s: Daily Flights from June 26th to July 3rd, Day 2 on Sunday, July 3rd
Buy-in: $22
Prize pool: $210,000 GTD

A low $109 buy-in for its special $1 Million GTD Anniversary Tourney is also in sight for this approaching July and continued by the $10 Million GTD Venom tournament the following month. The online celebration doesn’t stop there as its flagship OSS Cub3d festival will take place in August and a fun-filled afterparty geared for its Uruguay live festivities later on this year.

Afterparty: (September/October)

  • Surprise heads-up challenges vs. CEO Phil Nagy and some ACR Team Pros
  • Multiple package giveaways to our Uruguay live event in October
  • Massive party in Uruguay for ACR players
  • Surprise tournament with a big prize pool and small buy-in. We’re looking to break our record for the most players in one tourney.

100% Bonus up to $1,000 on Americas Cardroom

Austria’s Christopher Frank clinches GGOC title

Photo Credit – WSOP

Bracelet winner Christopher Frank secured another sizable six-figure score just last week from Natural8 – GGNet’s massive GG Online Championship festival. The $150 million guaranteed series awarded Frank a whopping $323,252 in total prizes after emerging as the champion of its $10,300 Thursday Thriller Bounty event. With already World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour titles under his belt, the tournament crusher captured another notable win after outlasting the 135-entry field.

Sighting a top prize of $101k, the bounties made a significant difference in winnings with the bulk of the $1,350,000 prize pool going to Frank’s pockets. After denying runner-up finisher “morgata” of an additional six-figure payout, the Austrian secured $221,972 in knockout prizes with the second largest claimed by Russia’s Dimitar Danchev who cashed more in bounties as well. Brazil’smorgata” locked in $119,269 in total winnings for his impressive run after Frank emerged victorious in their final heads up battle.

$10,300 Thursday Thriller Bounty Final Table Results

Rank Player Country Prize (USD) Bounty (USD)
1st Christopher Frank Austria $101,280 $221,972
2nd morgata Brazil $101,144 $18,125
3rd David Miscikowski Mexico $82,256 $15,625
4th Dimitar Danchev Russia $66,850 $83,125
5th Pedro Padilha Brazil $54,331 $20,097
6th Nike Mihao Belarus $44,155 $13,750
7th Chunlei Zhou Hong Kong $35,885 $7,695
8th Spirou06 Andorra $29,164 $30,625
9th Mikalai Vaskaboinikau Luxembourg $23,702 $26,875

Hundreds of PSPC Platinum Passes awarded

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Photo Credit – PokerStars

One of the highly awaited annual highlights across the live scene, PokerStarsPlayers NL Hold’em Championship (PSPC) is returning this early 2023 for a bigger second edition running together with the flagship PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) tour. Slated to run from January 22 – February 3, 2023 in Nassau, Bahamas, nearly 300 players have already claimed their PSPC Platinum Passes as reported firstly by pokerfuse

After over two years in waiting considering the delay brought about by the Covid-19 situation, the dates are finally set with the two Main Events surely carrying monumental prize pools.

PCA ME: January 24 – January 29, Buy-in $10,300
PSPC ME: January 30 – February 3, Buy-in $25,000

The PSPC Platinum Pass carries a value of US$ 30,000 and includes the following:

  • Buy-in to the $25,000 PSPC
  • Six nights hotel accommodation for winner and a guest in a 5-star hotel
  • Airport transfer
  • $1,900 expense money
  • Platinum Pass Winner experiences during the event

With over 100 passes yet to be given away, interested runners can keep their eyes on the upcoming Road to PSPC live events scheduled for various locations across the world.

Road to PSPC Schedule

Road to PSPC Venue Location Buy-in Festival Dates
Road to PSPC Liechtenstein

200,000 CHF GTD

Grand Casino LI AG Liechtenstein 400 CHF June 2 – 6
Road to PSPC Gujan-Mestras Casino JOA France €400 June 13 – 19
Road to PSPC Valencia Casino Valencia Spain €400 June 29 – July 3
Road to PSPC San Marino

€100,000 GTD

Giochi del Titano Casino Italy €400 July 6 – 11
Road to PSPC BSOP Winter Millions: São Paulo WTC Sheraton São Paulo Brazil R$ 800 July 13 – 15
Road to PSPC Dublin Bonnington Hotel Dublin Ireland €400 July 14 – 18
Road to PSPC Hamburg Casino Schenefeld Germany €400 August 31 – September 4
Road to PSPC Sevilla Casino Admiral Sevilla Spain €400 August 31 – September 4
Road to PSPC La Grande Motte Pasino de la Grande-Motte France €400 September 13 – 18
Road to PSPC Manila Okada Casino Philippines PHP 22,000 September 19 – 25
Road to PSPC Thessaloniki Regency Casino Thessaloniki Greece €400 September 22 – 25
Road to PSPC Namur Grand Casino de Namur Belgium €400 October 24 – 30
Road to PSPC Nova Gorica

€100,000 GTD

Perla Casino Slovenia €400 October 6 – 10

Andrew Neeme signed as newest WPT ambassador

Photo Credit – WPT

Following World Poker Tour’s new band of poker superstars as featured in its Poker Heroes NFT collection, the global operator is once again adding a popular character in its roster of ambassadors. Latest partner Andrew Neeme is widely known in the industry as a professional player as well as a successful content creator boasting over 176k subscribers on his YouTube channel alone. As an ambassador, “Neeme will follow the tour to attend WPT events around the world, work alongside online partners in promotional efforts, and create exclusive content for WPT”, cited the brand in its press release.

Joining the team of ambassadors at WPT will be a massive enhancement to my work as a player-turned-creator,” commented Neeme. “I’ve always used my vlog to not only highlight the game itself, but also the experiences that surround a poker-focused life. Partnering with the World Poker Tour will unlock new opportunities and experiences for the vlog and provide new ways for fans of this content to interact in person and online.

A partnership with Andrew is a natural fit for WPT,” said Adam Pliska, World Poker Tour CEO. “He is a trailblazer in the poker industry whose influence  on the game can be felt anywhere the game of poker is played.

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Janette Dee

Graduated from De La Salle University, Janette works as a full time teacher in Manila, Philippines. She has long joined the local poker community as a recreational player for the last decade. Having a natural love for the game, she decided to branch out into a different avenue of poker. Currently, Janette works for Somuchpoker as a content writer reporting local and international news for the site.

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